LS: Your Town Column April 12, 2009

Happy Easter to everybunny.

Hopefully, you have been able to locate all the eggs you scattered about your home during the indoor Easter egg hunt ... especially if you used real hardboiled eggs. Finding them several weeks later, as the weather warms, may prove to be an odorous adventure.

What is that smell?

• If you have smelly old stuff sitting around that you’re ready to get rid of, don’t miss the free day at the Mesa Count Landfill from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
This does not include tire disposal, electronic waste, appliances containing refrigerants or commercially hauled materials. The disposal of these items will be subject to normal tipping fees.
All loads must be tarped and secured or will be turned away.
Note: If it’s windy on Saturday, call 241-6846 to check the closure status of the landfill.

• An elegant afternoon fundraiser, hosted by the Battlement Mesa P.E.O. Chapter IP, will take place April 23 at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center in Battlement Mesa.
The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. and will include a salad luncheon, followed by an afternoon playing cards or board games.
Cost is $10 and reservations are needed before April 17.
The annual event raises funds for Chapter IP so it can help provide educational opportunities for women through scholarships, grants, awards and loans.
Call 285-1441 for information and reservations.

• The Mesa County Council on Aging will have its regular monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Gray Gourmet, 551 Chipeta Ave.
The organization provides encouragement and support for those agencies involved in working for older citizens.
The public is welcome to attend.
Call Don Opp, president, at 243-7408 for information.

• Learn more about the history and culture of the Ute Indians during an oral history program at noon Thursday at the Whitman Educational Center, 248 S. Fourth St.
The program will feature C.J. Brafford, with the Ute Indian Museum in Montrose, and Roland McCook from the Ute Nation.
Take a lunch and enjoy the free program, sponsored by the Museum of Western Colorado and the Mesa County Historical Society.
Call 242-0971, ext. 209 for information.

• I mentioned several weeks ago the new American Legion Post that was chartered in the area — here is additional information on the organization.
The Grand Valley Veterans Post 2009, commanded by Wade L. McLain, meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at 249 S. Fourth St.
During the next couple of months, the charter rolls will remain open, and all members who join before the deadline date will go on the permanent charter roll.
A temporary charter for Post 2009 has been issued by the national headquarters of The American Legion in Indianapolis and will be presented to Post 2009 members during the state convention June 19-21 Grand Junction. Several hundred American Legion members from across the state will assemble during the convention.
For more information about the American Legion Grand Valley Veterans Post 2009 and its eligibility requirement (or to join), call McLain at 433-2370.

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